CHP objects to resolution on Kurds

CHP objects to resolution on Kurds

ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has publicly registered its reservations with a Socialist International (SI) resolution that recommended creating a special working group on the Kurdish question, noting that the platform had originally only agreed to form a committee on the matter.

The CHP conveyed its reservations and its objections to the General Assembly, the president and the secretary-general of the SI, CHP Deputy Chair Umut Oran said yesterday in a written statement. 

“The Congress of the Socialist International has decided to re-establish a Special Working Group on the Kurdish Question with the aim to advance and protect the rights, the security and the improvement of the living conditions of the Kurdish people in accordance with international law,” SI said in its resolution adopted at its 24th Congress held in Cape Town between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.

“Parties representing Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria and the Kurdish people, with the assistance of the U.N. and other supranational institutions, must work within a multilateral framework,” SI said.

The CHP said, however, that it was able to prevent SI from making a last-minute addition to the text that would have called for Kurdish “self-determination.”